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Check out what was on the menu when Makati Shangri-La welcomed its new general manager.
It felt like we had been transported through time and space when Sage Bespoke Grill was transformed into what felt like a cabaret in old Shanghai, at the Absolutely Fabulous Asians party at Makati Shangri-La. We were welcomed with a carving of crisp ...
It's a children's book that can help families deal with heavy topics.
There are three things you should know about Life is Good: A Tale of Two Elephants, a new children's book from Anvil Publishing.The first thing is that it has its roots in heartbreaking reality. Author Yvette Fernandez co-wrote the story with her sister, ...
The stunning necklace is priceless.
It took 37 years for Jewelmer Joaillerie to put together a singular, spectacular strand of flawless South Sea golden pearls. When it was done, many tears were shed at the company’s headquarters in Palawan, as the strand embodies the company’s long journey ...
Margarita Manzke of Republique in Los Angeles is a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
Some of the best food writers, journalists, bloggers, TV hosts, and other food media practitioners in the United States were delighted by Margarita Manzke’s halo-halo with pineapple, coconut tapioca, passion fruit, berries, and leche flan. Manzke, the pastry chef at Republique restaurant ...
Now showing at Power Plant Mall through next week.
Eleven favorite Filipino films from decades past have been digitally restored and remastered via ABS-CBN’s Film restoration project. Catch them onscreen through April 12 at the Rockwell Power Plant Cinemas in Makati as part of the REELive the Classics series.Present at last ...
Is it worth the price?
I was recently invited to Bangkok for the regional launch of the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. Every time I posted a photo on social media, different people asked me whether it is worth it.Well, the nerd in me loves the idea that engineers ...
Eight new species have been discovered in the province of Bukidnon.
I must say my inner nerd is quite thrilled at the moment.Eight new species of orchids were recently discovered by scientists and taxonomists in the forests of Bukidnon. And to my absolute delight, one of them was named This is how its ...
Every woman must have this set of BFFs.
Over the holidays I got to catch up with some of my closest girlfriends—smart, strong, successful, amazing women. They are very different from each other, and I never see them all at the same time because they probably will not all get ...
We all hope to become better people in the new year.
I must admit I haven’t made a list of New Year’s resolutions since fourth grade or so when we had to make a list of them as part of our homework.But the past year was such a horrible one for the world ...
Why you should always live life to the fullest, because really, you never know.
My grand-aunt Dolores Panlilio, aka Lola Loleng, passed away last weekend. She was 96.We all wore bright colors with floral prints at her funeral because that’s the way she would’ve wanted it. Exuberant and full of life. Just the way she had ...
The holiday season becomes a feast for the senses.
Daylight disappears by 4 pm and temperatures are way below zero.And yet like many tourists from elsewhere, we have flown from other parts of the world to travel down the frigid Danube to celebrate the Christmas season. It’s beginning to look a ...
A look at one of our favorite advent calendars this year.
When we were children, my grandfather’s European neighbor from across the street sent us an advent calendar.It was a large cardboard greeting card with cutout windows. We cousins excitedly counted down the 24 days to Christmas by opening a new window every ...